Jesse Doyle

Jesse Doyle

Jesse Doyle is currently working as a Labour Migration Specialist consultant for the World Bank Group in Sydney. His research focuses on labour mobility in the Pacific. He holds a Master of International and Development Economics from the ANU.

Analysis

In Brief

Julie Bishop promoting the Seasonal Worker Program

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has long been a backer of the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP). Both in Opposition and Government, she has touted…

Pacific seasonal worker arrivals up, but look set to fall short

The latest participation figures for Australia’s Pacific Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) have just been released. Despite signalling an improvement on last year’s figures, they still…

Vanuatu calls for reforms to Australia’s backpacker program

In an interview with Radio Australia, Vanuatu’s Commissioner of Labour, Lionel Kaluat, has called on the Australian government to reform its backpacker or working-holiday visa…

Fijians push for access to Seasonal Worker Program

A group of Fiji-born Australian citizens and residents has been pushing for the country’s inclusion in the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP). Fiji has been excluded…

New village-wide punishment for seasonal worker schemes divides Samoa

A new measure aimed at preventing “disorderly behaviour” from Samoan workers participating in the Australian and New Zealand seasonal worker schemes has split the small…

Dairy industry seeks access to Pacific seasonal workers

Labour shortages facing the dairy industry have led the peak lobby group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) to push for involvement in the Government’s Seasonal Worker…

Call to increase cap for New Zealand’s Pacific seasonal worker scheme

Declining rates of backpackers participating in New Zealand’s horticultural sector have led industry to call for an increase to the cap imposed on the country’s…